Taleb Rips The “Virtue-Signaling Open-Borders Imbeciles”

Speaking from his experience as a Lebanese Christian, Taleb warns about the danger of open borders.

Nassim Nicolas Taleb – one of the greatest thinkers in the world and one of the few people to predict the 2008 financial crisis while the ‘experts’ were saying everything is fine – is warning about the danger of open borders:

“What intellectuals don’t get about MIGRATION is the ethical notion of SYMMETRY:

OPEN BORDERS work if and only if the number of pple who want to go from EU/US to Africa/LatinAmer equals Africans/Latin Amer who want to move to EU/US

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“2) Controlled immigration is based on the symmetry that someone brings in at least as much as he/she gets out. And the ethics of the immigrant is to defend the system as payback, not mess it up.

Uncontrolled immigration has all the attributes of invasions.”

“3) As a Christian Lebanese, saw the nightmare of uncontrolled immigration of Palestinians which caused the the civil war.
& as a part-time resident of N. Lebanon, I am seeing the effect of Syrian migration on the place.

So I despise these virtue-signaling open-borders imbeciles.”

“4) Immigration requires sacrifice and skin in the game.”

“5) THE ANACHRONISTIC FALLACY

Injustice was done in the past with invasions, etc. But justice cannot operate without STATUTES of LIMITATIONS: we can’t invoke the Pilgrims, w/o going back to Bronze Age migrations.

Arguments abt who did what >100 y ago are necessarily invalid.”

“6) The Anachronistic Fallacy, 2 You cannot flow today’s rules of morality backward in time & judge people THEN based on rules developed later. Morality comes from customs (mores). No law should be retroactive, something the bigoteers don’t get.”

“7) Example of why retroactive accountability fails as it leads to a chain of multiplicative grievances.”

Taleb’s tweets speak for themselves, and are a big warning that we need to listen to. ‘Leaders’ like Justin Trudeau want to open our borders, remake our society, and let the values our country is based upon be erased in a new ‘post-national state’.

It’s a dangerous agenda that could destroy everything that makes Canada special.

Spencer Fernando

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He is saying what we all feel but cannot exactly put it properly in words, this is kind of what our new Syrian neighbors are saying without your finesse or this very intelligent Nassim Nicholos Taleb, life experience really shows also. I really hope that the Conservatives are paying close attention to your media site, Spencer, and I sure would like to hear what they plan to do about all of this. I really hope they are strongly listening to the RT. HON, Stephen Harper, and that Andrew Scheer is ready to be hard enough to get Canada back on… Read more »

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w gil

Well said.//

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Shawn Harris

Taleb speaks the real truth to power. Trudeau is an ideological idiot, who would never be able to defend his beliefs against such powerful logic and experience that Taleb has amassed over his lifetime. For Trudeau to spott off using such mindless drivel as diversity is our strength, in defense of open borders, only goes to prove that Trudeau neither believes anything he says and that he is under the control of those people who helped get him into the PM’s office. And for Trudeau to bring in refugees and allow illegal immigrants to flood our borders, all under the… Read more »

Ed R Peebles
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Ed R Peebles

IT WOULD NOT DO ANY GOOD TO SHOW THIS ARTICLE TO JUSTIN AS I DON’T THINK HE IS CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT ?

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Del
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Del

Pass this on to your MP and MLA and insist on their response. What do they think of this? Insist they respond in less than a week or we can make our own assumptions regarding their opinion. This need intelligent thought and discussion.

Brian MELLOR
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Brian MELLOR

Thank you Nassim Taleb

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grandpaspeaks

Very good comments that give me hope for the future. Ever since his fathers reign I have always had a question about bad politicians that I believe Trudeau 2.0 will finally answer. And the question is “Can society as a collective, get pregnant”?